Camelot Lottery Solutions Congratulates Illinois Lottery for Record Contribution to Education Funding

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Harold Mays, Illinois Lottery Acting Director, said, “The Illinois Lottery’s mission is to maximize revenue in an ethical and socially responsible manner to benefit schools, capital projects and specialty causes. “To that end, the Illinois Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion in revenue to help fund education in Illinois and hundreds of millions of dollars more for specialty causes and capital projects.”



Camelot Lottery Solutions Congratulates Illinois Lottery for Record Contribution to Education Funding 

Record $731 million returned to the State of Illinois’ Common School Fund.  

Chicago - 29 August, 2019 – Camelot Lottery Solutions congratulates the Illinois Lottery on contributing a record level of funding back to the State’s Common School Fund in fiscal year 2019.

The $731 million generated by the Illinois Lottery for K-12 public education in Illinois is more than $12 million higher than the previous year.

The Illinois Lottery paid more than $1.9 billion in prizes to winners across the state in FY19, generating $165 million in commissions and selling bonuses to more than 7,200 retailers in the process.

The Illinois Lottery also transferred $4 million for good causes, including Illinois veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, multiple sclerosis research, Special Olympics training programs, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. 

Harold Mays, Illinois Lottery Acting Director, said, “The Illinois Lottery’s mission is to maximize revenue in an ethical and socially responsible manner to benefit schools, capital projects and specialty causes. 

“To that end, the Illinois Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion in revenue to help fund education in Illinois and hundreds of millions of dollars more for specialty causes and capital projects.” 

Camelot Illinois, a subsidiary of Camelot Lottery Solutions, is the private manager of the Illinois Lottery since 2018 and has a mission to maximize revenue to the State of Illinois in a socially responsible way. 

Wayne Pickup, CEO of Camelot Lottery Solutions, said, “Generating record funding for the State of Illinois’ Common School Fund is a fantastic achievement. 

“Our mission is to engage players, grow lotteries and benefit communities. When players are engaged lotteries grow and local communities benefit. 

“The record contribution for education funding in Illinois in FY19 is proof positive of that simple yet powerful strategy working. Congratulations to the Illinois Lottery.”

The Illinois Lottery generates more than $14 million each week to benefit schools, capital projects and speciality causes, and pays out more than $5 million in prizes every day.

Earlier this year, the Illinois Lottery completed the first iLottery conversion in the US. Digital base week sales are now up 10% and over 10,000 tickets are being scanned every day through its new app.

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About Camelot Lottery Solutions:

Camelot is a leading lottery solutions and advisory provider to lotteries around the world. Camelot’s digital and data platforms and digital services power some of the most innovative and fastest growing digital lotteries in the world, including the Illinois Lottery, the Irish and UK national lotteries, and Loterie Romande (Switzerland). Camelot is the integrated business manager of the Illinois Lottery and is a long-term strategic partner to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery. 

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 About Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com.

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ILLINOIS LOTTERY REPORTS RECORD CONTRIBUTION FOR EDUCATION FUNDING

 

CHICAGO – As students across the state head back to school, the Illinois Lottery announced today a record $731 million contribution to the State of Illinois’ Common School Fund for Fiscal Year 2019, which ended June 30.

 The $731,250,000 Common School Fund contribution for FY19 is 1.7% higher than the FY18 contribution of $719 million. In addition to the money generated for K-12 public education in Illinois, the Illinois Lottery also transferred $4 million for specialty causes, including Illinois veterans’ services, the fight against breast cancer, multiple sclerosis research, Special Olympics training programs, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. The Illinois Lottery’s FY19 contribution to the Capital Projects Fund and FY19 final sales figures have not been determined.

 “The Illinois Lottery’s mission is to maximize revenue in an ethical and socially responsible manner to benefit schools, capital projects and specialty causes. To that end, the Illinois Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion in revenue to help fund education in Illinois and hundreds of millions of dollars more for capital projects. Over $50 million has been generated for specialty causes,” Illinois Lottery Acting Director Harold Mays said. “Our ambition is simple: Create meaningful returns to the state and make Illinoisans proud of the Lottery.”

 The Illinois Lottery also supports local businesses throughout Illinois. In FY19, the Lottery paid $165 million in commissions and selling bonuses to the more than 7,200 Lottery retailers. The Lottery also paid $1.9 billion in prizes to winners across the state.

 With annual ticket sales of approximately $3 billion, the Illinois Lottery is one of Illinois’ top five revenue sources. In Fiscal Year 2018, 54% of all gaming revenue came from the Illinois Lottery. 

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About Illinois Lottery:

Founded in 1974, the Illinois Lottery has contributed more than $21 billion (since 1985) to the state’s Common School Fund to assist K-12 public schools, as well as hundreds of millions of dollars to the Capital Projects Fund and to special causes like Illinois Veterans services, the fight against breast cancer, MS research, Special Olympics, police memorials and assistance for people living with HIV/AIDS. In addition to playing in-store, the Illinois Lottery offers online and mobile play for all draw-based Illinois Lottery games at illinoislottery.com. Players must be at least 18 years old. 

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